WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE "BOARD CERTIFIED"?

BOARD-CERTIFIED LAWYERS ARE LEGAL EXPERTS

According to the Florida Bar, board-certified lawyers "are legal experts dedicated to professional excellence." The Florida Bar's board-certification program is consistently recognized as one of the nation's leading state programs for lawyers. By association, attorneys who choose to undergo the board-certification process are thoroughly trained and must endure painstakingly rigorous academic requirements. Once admitted, however, board-certified lawyers are included in an extremely exclusive group of professionals who have attained exceptional rankings in a highly competitive field.


How can a board-certified attorney help your immigration case? Founding Attorney Catherine Henin-Clark of Catherine Henin-Clark P.A. is a board-certified specialist in immigration law and nationality law who can use her extensive knowledge to your advantage in your immigration matters! By choosing a board-certified attorney, you can rest assured that your case is in the most tested and capable hands.

BENEFITS OF RETAINING A BOARD-CERTIFIED SPECIALIST

Currently, the Florida State Bar reports that there are 4,559 board-certified lawyers in Florida. Only 60 of those lawyers are board certified in immigration law and nationality law. For immigrants looking to come to the United States, that means that Attorney Catherine Henin-Clark is a rare talent to find - and her highly sought-after legal skills, resources, and insights are unique. A Florida board-certified lawyer can benefit you in the following ways:


  • Board certification provides an objective measure that a potential client can rely upon
  • Only board-certified attorneys have the right to identify themselves as "specialists," "experts," or "board-certified specialist" (or "B.C.S.") to indicate qualification and specialized training
  • Board certification allows attorneys to join a network of like-minded experts who frequently reference other specialists in other fields of practice
  • Certification can enhance the reputation of a firm, ensuring ethics and professionalism


Florida Bar certification is a stamp of approval made by the Florida Bar. The certification is a declaration to other lawyers, colleagues, peers, and clients that an attorney possesses great skill, knowledge, and proficiency in a specific area of law. From the moment you step through our doors to the final outcome of your immigration case, you can feel the difference of being counseled by an attorney who has been specifically trained and educated in a concentrated area of law. Board-Certified Attorney Catherine Henin-Clark is the immigration lawyer to trust!

EXTENSIVE TRAINING & EDUCATION USED TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

The minimum standards for immigration and nationality board certification include at least five years of full-time legal practice of law. Immediately preceding application, at least 40% of the 5 years of practice must have been substantially dedicated to immigration and nationality law. Attorneys must complete at least 50 hours of continued legal education credits within 3 years of submitting an application for certification.


In addition, attorneys are evaluated for character, ethics, reputation, and professionalism. Finally, lawyers must undergo and pass a written examination, which tests the attorney's knowledge of immigration and nationality law. If an attorney passes all of the requirements, it is only then that a he or she can use the term "board certified." Attorney Henin-Clark is one of the very few immigration lawyers in Florida who has passed all of these requirements!

CONTACT CATHERINE R. HENIN-CLARK, P.A. FOR ASSISTANCE

Catherine Henin-Clark is currently 1 of only 60 other attorneys in the state of Florida who are board certified in immigration and nationality Law. In addition, Catherine served as vice chair of the Board Certification Committee from 2007 - 2008. She later went on to serve as the chair of the Board Certification Committee from 2008 - 2009.


In this capacity, she was in charge of overseeing the board certification process and professionalism of all Florida immigration attorneys.  Attorney Henin-Clark is also AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and was voted as one of the Top Women Lawyers by Orlando Home & Leisure magazine in 2011.With experience and notable honors and recognitions, her firm can be trusted even with the most complex or complicated immigration matters.


Contact an immigration attorney from Catherine R. Henin-Clark, P.A. for experienced and exceptional legal representation for your immigration needs. Attorney Henin-Clark has more than 30 years of legal experience in immigration law and can use her specialized education to your benefit. With satisfied customers and an impressive track record of successful case results, you can trust that our firm is equipped to assist you! We can meet with you to discuss your case over the phone or in person, so don't hesitate a moment longer. Call us today to schedule your initial case evaluation! If you speak French or Spanish, we can speak your language!